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numbers picked out. thanks so much. >> it's five bucks. all right. i'll do it. good luck to all of us. see you tomorrow. it's 9:00 a.m. on the east coast. 6:00 a.m. in the west. i'm carol costello sitting in for kyra phillips. we begin in libya. new day and new sounds of violence in tripoli. explosions and anti-aircraft fire echo across the capital. we'll get the latest from there. >>> witnesses say in government tanks and snipers are in the center of misurata and thofrs a hospitals are overflowing. gadhafi says he will defeat the coalition by any method. and that coalition is growing. this morning we learned that kuwait and jordan joining the list of countries against gadhafi. just minutes ago turkey joined the group. it will provide warships and a submarine to enforce an arms embargo against libya. this military action could be long and drawn out. here's what president obama said about that in an interview with cnn. >> gadhafi may try to hunker down and wait it out even in the face of a no-fly zone even though his forces have been degraded. but keep in mind that we don't just have milita
at cnn world headquarters in atlanta. thanks for joining us. one hour from now the disaster in japan, from the devastation and death to the severe economic impact of the quake and tsunami. that's at 7:00 p.m. eastern. in the meantime, "the situation room with wolf blitzer" begins now. >>> a change in command over coalition air strikes in libya is in the works now this hour. the terms and limits of nato's new role. what it means for the mission and for u.s. forces. libyan rebels now have a new hope of pushing back moammar gadhafi's fighters. we'll tell you about a man who sacrificed his life to help the opposition. plus, the dangers and challenges in the disaster zone of japan. brian todd has an account of the search and rescuers. and our crew, what all of them experienced in the quake and tsunami wreckage. welcome to our viewers in the united states and around the world. i'm wolf blitzer. you're in "the situation room." [ explosion ] >>> first to a key battleground city where rebels are making headway in the battle to seize controlle from moammar gadhafi. here's cnn's arwa damon. >>
. the airport will use tanker trucks to refuel planes today. >>> for a fifth straight day, coalition warplanes bombed military targets around libya's capital today. state tv showed what it said was a military base in flames. coalition air strikes on gadhafi forces outside misrata haven't stopped the shelling of those cities. >>> in yemen, a president under fire puts his supporters on the streets in a noisy demonstration. president salah is under intense pressure to step down immediately, but he is refusing. several of salah's key generals and diplomats switched sides after he launched a bloody crackdown last week. >>> in japan, levels of radioactive iodine in tokyo's water system, they dropped significantly today. officials say it is now safe for babies to drink tap water or for parents who use tap water in formula. but still the city handed out about a quarter million bottles of water today to homes with kids. >>> two fukushima nuclear workers are now in the hospital today for possible radiation poisoning. the men stepped in a puddle while laying cable at the plant. water seeped through the p
out to the united states. senior u.s. officials tell cnn that a brother-in-law has been calling the state department almost every day. arab allies say they're also getting calls. we heard this talk yesterday from secretary of state clinton. it could be a sign that gadhafi's regime is looking for a way out. it could also be disinformation being put forward by the u.s. and others to make gadhafi not trust the people around him. in an interview, president obama said that gadhafi could wait it out, even though his forces have been weakened. today, secretary of state clinton said gadhafi and his inner circle have some choices to make. >> it will be up to gadhafi and his insiders to determine what their next steps are. but we would certainly encourage that they would make the right decision. not only institute a real comprehensive cease-fire, but withdraw from the cities and the military actions and prepare for a transition that does not include colonel gadhafi. the quickest way for him to end this is to actually serve the libyan people by leaving. >> gadhafi shows no sign that he's r
. joining us now from jerusalem, david horowitz, ed tore of the "washington post." he will be joining us about what's happening on the ground. we're looking at pictures out of jerusalem. you can see the scene there. a lot of questions, chaotic scene as people scramble to safety to figure out what had actually occurred, what took place. this comes amid a great deal of tension in the middle east, and this is just the latest that we have seen this coming out of israel between israelis and the palestinians, a conflict, and as you know, a peace that has not been achieved in that particular area. we are still waiting for more information, but you can tell from the pictures there, folks are on the phone, trying to get information, clearing the streets, the emergency personnel trying to evacuate the scene. we understand that we have a medic who is on the phone now who is joining us. sir, can you give us your name? >> i am with the american services. >> where are you now? >> i'm on the scene. we are nearly two hours after the explosion. it occurred a few minutes after 3:00 our time next to a bus
follow me on twitter. >>> i'm wolf blitzer. join us week days in the situation room from 5:00 to 7:00 p.m. eastern and every saturday 5:00 to 6:00 p.m. eastern here on cnn and at this time every weekend on cnn international. >>> the news continues next on cnn. >>> it is your saturday night and we are tracking severe weather that is making its way across the southeastern u.s. it's already killed one person and injured a dozen in louisiana. >>> a peaceful protest in the ivory coast. one moment a blood bath. just seconds later and you'll see the entire scene as it played out. women gunned down in the streets. the shooters, the government security forces. >>> a new development in the ongoing drama that is charlie sheen. he is taking your questions live. we'll tell you about that. >>> plus the ipad getting competition from blackberry. we're taking apart the playbook and looking at the ipad 2 headed to stores less than a year after its predecessor. i'm don lemon at the cnn world headquarters in atlanta. a lot of news to get to right now. we start in north africa. u.s. military planes are
people. >> the u.s. navy -- the u.s. is moving navy ships closer to libya. the pentagon will not say if any american ground forces have been put on a heightened state of alert. let's get to the u.s. response to this crisis. pentagon correspondent chris lawrence joins us from washington. chris, the pentagon is repositioning army/navy ships to prepare for safe zones for libyan refugee you but is there more to it than that. >> reporter: at this point, no. there could be in the next few days or weeks. right now, the state department has already sent some response teams to both egypt, tunisia. there is an option on the table to consider using the u.s. military to sort of set up a corridor to help handle some of the refugees that have been and may continue to stream out of libya. one of the ships that is now at the northern part of the red sea, right near the suez canal is the "uss kearsarge." it can land marines on the ground but one of the u.s. navy's largest floating hospital bays. it has an intensive care unit and six operating rooms and it can handle up to 600 patients. so it could be
? leave her. >> as we said, our nic robertson is staying at the hotel where it happened. he joins us live now from there. who is this woman and where is she now? >> reporter: she is a middle class woman who lives in tripoli. her tribal name means -- or implies that she is from benghazi in the east of the country and apparently that's what got her into so much trouble. she says when she stopped at a government checkpoint, she came to this hotel because she wanted to tell her story. this is the international journalists were but it reveals perhaps exactly what the opposition fear, what they say happens and how their voices are stifled by the government. it was a very, very shocking event when it took place here. [ speaking foreign language ] she came to tell her story to the only people she thought would listen. international journalists in a city hotel. they're all libyans she calls out. why don't you treat us the same? she claims to have been picked up at a government checkpoint, tied, beaten and raped. her name is imam el abady. my honor was violated by them. it is the first time anyone
clinton told the house foreign affairs committee that there quote no options off limits. should the u.s. intervene? joining me for today's two at the top is the washington correspondent for "time" magazine. it's critical for the u.s. to handle this right. if they do intervene, what is doing it the right way? >> well, they're trying to figure that out at the moment. it's been a long time since the u.s. did active mail temilitary interventions for humanitarian purposes. they did it in the 1990s after the fall of the cold war in places like somalia and vulcans. iraq in the post 9/11 era, made doing that kind of thing much harder because u.s. intervention was seen as the form of aggression. they're trying to strike a balance between the demands to launch humanitarian assistance backed by some form of u.s. military protection and broader international protection with the danger of crossing the line into what might be seen as a more aggressive military intervention into an arab country. >> the europeans have a big stake in this as well. there's a huge investment in oil fields there. there cou
the government forces out. meanwhile, u.s. warships are moving closer to libya as we speak. and this morning, calls for a no-fly zone are getting louder. it's something that the u.s. military would likely take the lead in enforcing. defense secretary robert gates mean, though, setting up a no-fly zone would basically mean war since the u.s. would have to strike libya to take out its air defenses. >>> take a look at the map, a ajdabiya and al brega, capable of landing and a big one, ben wedeman is on the phone from benghazi, libya. ben, you had come close to one of the bombs being dropped. in fact, about 40 yards from you. what schais happening from them >> reporter: what we're hearing, from l bral brega, there have b more air raids. and also this ammunition stock which is providing a lot of the ammunition and weaponry for the rebels who yesterday weren't able to push pro-gadhafi forces out of the day after you mentioned that day long gun battle. i just got off the phone with somebody who lives there, he said the forces are gathering in that town. to,he says, start to push back -- push toward
after that interview with western journalists at a seaside restaurant in tripoli, u.s. diplomats quickly suggested that gadhafi has become unhinged. >> and when he can laugh and talk into american and international journalists while he is slaughtering his own people, it only underscores how unfit he is to lead and how disconnected he is from reality. >> tripoli has an air of normalcy about it, if you can say that. traffic is on the streets. many stores are open again, but one protesters tells cnn that the lull does not mean that the fight to bring down gadhafi is over. >> people have been afraid and have been living under his tyrannical regime for too long. we have reached the point of no return. too much blood has been shed and too many people have been injured for this regime. >>> venezuelan president hugo chavez is chiming in on libya. he says that the united states is exaggerating and distorting the situation in libya to justify an invasion. >>> well, there will be dire consequences that could include layoffs. now, that is according to wisconsin governor scott walker. walker plans to
on the constitutionality of mandatory health care but don't want to talk about who pays for the uninsured. that would be us. unless we let them die. what does that cost every year, both financially and in human misery? thanks as always for your comments and continue to the conversation facebook.com/carolcnn. >> thank you, carol. >>> cnn newsroom continues right now with randi kaye in for ali velshi. >> thank you. we're on top of four big stories this hour. allies making inroads in libya. japan reacting to radioactive tap water in tokyo. the first terrorist bombing in jerusalem since 2004. and the passing of a ledged age. that word is sadly overused but no one wore it better than elizabeth taylor. remarking on her death today at 79, taylor's friend elton john said, we have just lost a hollywood giant. more importantly, we have lost an incredible human being. taylor had suffered for years from congestive heart failure and was hospitalized in los angeles for weeks. a former cnn colleague knew elizabeth taylor well and spoke with her many times on the air and off. we're talking about larry king. he joins me no
control and found out amazingly that they're used to this. listen. >> american 1900, so you're aware, the tower is apparently not manned. we've made a few phone calls. nobody's answering. so two airports went in the past 10, 19 minutes, so you can expect to go some. >> a reason it's not manned? >> well, i'm going to take a guess and say at that controller got locked out. i've heard of this happening before. >> that's the first time i've heard of it. >> yeah. fortunately, it's not very often, but, yeah, it happened about a year ago. i'm not sure that's what happened now. but anyway, there's nobody in the tower. >> interesting. >> it is. >> both planes did land safely. but changes are coming. ray lahood released a statement saying today i directed the airport to place two air traffic controllers on the midnight shift. it's just not acceptable to have just one controller in the tower managing air traffic in this critical airspace. i've also asked faa administrator randy babbett to study staffing at other airports. >>> and with the number in japan entering 10,000, a 6.2 earthquake rockin
, and then the current 0 coalition led by the u.s., britain and france can stand down. the libyan government says the woman who burst into a tripoli hotel with a horrific tale of rape has been released. the last time we saw this woman libyan security forces were dragging her away and shoving her into a car. she had stormed into a hotel yesterday and hysterically told journalists that 15 members of moammar gadhafi's militia raped and beat her over a two-day period. her cousin is concerned over what may have happened to her in custody. >> translator: we were surprised when we saw what happened to iman. we didn't recognize her. her face looked different. she didn't look like herself. we home this problem passes but we're afraid gadhafi's people will give eman something to make her go crazy. >>> now back to the crisis in japan. many of the people who survived the march 11th earthquake and tsunami are considered lucky, but we report that many of them don't feel that way. >> reporter: in the haunted shell that remains of takata hospital, under the broken beds, the i.v. bags filled with mud, nurse suzuk
in the pacific ocean. >>> the february jobs numbers are out and they bring some good news. the u.s. economy added 192,000 jobs in february and the unemployment rate dropped below 9% for the first time since april of 2009. cnn's christine romans joins us from new york with some perspective. what do the numbers really mean? they make you smile, but what do they really mean? >> reporter: as one economist said, february was healthy enough. and two years into an economic recovery, we still been waiting for that economic news that the labor market at least was healthy enough. 192,000 jobs absorbs new entrance into the work force because of immigration and the way people are aging and coming into the work force. new workers coming in so that is good news. it picks up a few other workers as well. 192,000 the best we have seen since may 2010. and there were a couple of revisions. you had more jobs created in december and later in the year than we had thought and pick up another 5,000 jobs that way. it paints a picket what many analysts and economists and small business owners are telling us you were start
. thank you for being here with us. we have three major developing stories from overnight. none bigger than this first one we need to tell you about. breaking news out of libya where members of the opposition are now saying that the libyan dictator moammar gadhafi is trying to strike a deal, possibly trying to get safe passage out of the country saying he'll leave, but wants immunity. arwa damon joins us now on the phone with details of this from the center of the resistance, benghazi. this doesn't seem to mesh with his rhetoric over the past days and weeks. is this real? >> reporter: well, t.j., that really is what everyone here is trying to figure out at this stage. now, what we know from some of the opposition leadership is that they're saying that via intermediaries, they received an offer stating that colonel gadhafi would convene his people's congress, step aside, wants guarantees of safe passage for his family and guarantees he wouldn't be prosecuted. they're saying in return, he would have to first come out and publicly state he was no longer the leader of libya, a sustained ce
this unwanted, unneeded real estate. and if this actually happens, an administration official tells us that the sale of these kind of properties could possibly bring in $5 billion over three years. don? >> shannon travis, we appreciate that. i'm don lemon. thanks for joining us. the "newsroom" continues right now with brooke baldwin. >>> don, thank you. i know you've been busy the last two hours. i think we'll be as well. following several developing stories for you, including this. take a look at this. gadhafi bombing libya again. why do we know that? because our cnn crew was there, saw it happen. so who is gaining ground, gadhafi or the opposition? we'll go live in minutes. >>> also, ohio state senators are expected to vote anytime now on this bill. this is senate bill 5 that would curb the rights of public employees -- and i'm talking about everything from their pay rise razes to vacation time -- will be affected. now, keep in mind the senate in ohio does have a republican majority. the governor, republican as well, governor john kasich, he's expected to sign the bill. >>> plus, tak
shows on tv, after all. that's all for us now. >>> libya, unrest. gadhafi opposition forces claim major victory in a key city. but the humanitarian crisis is growing, as libyans poor across the border, looking for food and shelter. >>> women, taking to the streets and making their voices heard in the revolt. taking to the middle east and north africa. and nations where women have taken a back seat to men. what is empowering meese these women to risk their lives and often lose it to the cause? >>> 20 years after enduring one of the worst police beatings ever captured on videotape, rodney king is pulled over by the cops. what happened and what's his explanation? you're going to hear from him. >>> and charlie sheen, did you watch his wife webcast last night in the latest move in his media blitz against cbs and the creator of "two and a half men" didn't go as well as charlie had hoped. what's he saying about it tonight. i'm don lemon. that and more when we begin in the "cnn newsroom." but first your top stories. >>> anti-gadhafi rebels in libya say they now control more of the country. this
we're just clever in that way. nobody has ever asked us, piers. >> that can't be true. >> i'm not kidding. have you ever been asked? >> i think on good morning england. we were never in the same place. we love you so much. i do. she just met you. >> we're friends. >> i'm very jealous of you. >> sitting here together how do you feel about doing a joint interview? >> it's really fun. we both said we would have fun with it. we both like you. i think i like you. i'll let you know at the end of this. >> passed one test with joan. >> you did? >> i thought it was so terrific. i think you're doing a great job. i've been watching all your interviews. i loved it when you asked hugh hefner's girlfriend what does she see in him? >> both of you ladies experimented in the genre of toy boys. what do you think? >> i haven't seen hefner do his think. good for him. >> does age matter any more? does anybody think? >> no. i don't think anybody does. >> age is unimportant unless you're a bottle of wine. look at me. fabulous. >> you both look absolutely fabulous. >> we've had absolutely beautiful
rebels for the last about 48 hours. it's impossible for us confirm these reports at this time. but what i can tell you that i'm hearing in the city, and what we have seen this morning, just beginning to be daybreak here, i can hear gunfire in the background and police sirens and i've seen trucks with flashing lights through the area. what we've been able to hear is gunfire, heavy machine gunfire, light machine gunfire, automatic weapons fire, across many sort of areas of the city that we can hear. we sort of heard machine gunfire from my left here all the way around to the right and the other side of the buildinger we're located. the gunfire's perhaps half a mile, a mile or so away. it psalms to be be coming from multiple places. the trace of the fire firing up in the air. indeed we found on the balcony a bullet, which would probably indicate it had been fired up in the air, a celebratory gunfire and just landed here, because no one's firing at this particular building we're in. i mean the indications are that this -- that this is very likely celebratory gunfire. but without being able to
distribution in 30 different countries. >> reporter: that's much bigger than it used to be. >> definitely much bigger than i thought it would be. >> reporter: from 15employees, today they have 70 in the factory alone. it's grown. not a bad buildup. >> tonight, charlie sheen -- >> it's a pleasure. >> the fallout from our blockbuster interview. >> i'm a winner, and their lives look like they're, you know, ruled by losers. just to to see put in black and white terms. i don't want their lives and they want mine. they want to criticize the hell out of it. they've said he's not loaded, he's manic. i guess that would imply that there's going to be a crash. i don't know when that's something, maybe you can cover it when it does. >>> plus, the king of hollywood, harvey weinstein, on his stunning oscar triumph and what he think of charlie sheen. >>> also, inside the mind of a dictator. an interview with muammar gadhafi. is he really losing his grip on realty? >>> and the man behind the biggest upset in american politics. >> there's no sure thing in politics. i'm certainly proof of th
of character. >> if he does it one more time? >> i will be extremely disappointed. >> this u.s. the first salvo on what we'll hear more and more of from the republican side. i'm with will. i wish they would have ideas. i wish the candidates would -- view five seconds. >> don't paint the whole republican party conservative movement with one guy's statements. >> why not? >> what about the democrat party? >> i'm getting the last word. time's running out. i'm going to paint -- >> thanks for joining us "in the arena" tonight. >> thank you for joining us, thank you for watching. we'll be back tomorrow night. good night from norew york. pier piers morgan starts right now. >>> matt damon is an oscar winner, one of "people" magazine's sexiest men alive, and one of the most private men in hollywood. >> the first rule about matt damon is you do not talk about matt damon. >> the second rule about matt damon is you don't talk about matt damon. >> tonight he's agreed to open up to me. has there been a moment when you could have veered down the charlie sheen route? >> sure, there's always a moment for anybody
talked to marty singer right before i came on air here at the hollywood reporter and tells us they're going to sue and fight this hard because they feel warner brothers set a precedent before, he's been arrested, pled guilty to a felony and during that same time, this was when he attacked his wife in aspen in 2009 that warner brothers continued the negotiation with him to continue the show so there have been lots of examples previously where they knew he screwed up and didn't care and turned and looked the other way and the argument they're making an exception in this case and unfair. >> i spoke to charlie earlier, briefly on the phone and he was phlegmatic of what happened. he said, i'm winning. duh. so i guess, you know, charlie sheen, maybe you don't lose here. he has millions in the bank. the goddesses at home. everyone's talking about him. millions of followers. i think the story's unfinished. my bet would be charlie sheen's back on a hit show before too long. wouldn't yours be, howard? it's hollywood, isn't it? >> there can be time but you don't stay that high without crashin
ever captured on videotape, rodney king has a few things to say. he's going to join us live this hour. >>> and charlie sheen, did you watch his live webcast last night? his latest move in the media blitz against the creators of "two and a half men" didn't go as well as he had hoped. >>> i'm don lemon. first i want to get you caught up on today's top stories. they say that now are in control hand control more of the country. this was a highway checkpoint outside the town of roas lanuf. the latest from inside libya on the battle for control inside the country just ahead here on cnn. >>> in egypt, mubarak may be gone. they got into heated fights with officials inside. citizens supportedly are seek secret documents they fear will be destroyed to cover up decades of human right abuse under mubar mubarak. >>> home-grown islamic rad fi indication and its threat to america and its community. that is the focus of congressional hearings this week and that has many muslims concerned and even angry. today a community of those gathered in times square to talk about the demonization of the communit
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, all of us at school, we all wanted to look like her, have the big eyebrows, and the black hair, and the beauty mark. and she was phenomenal, and i kept a scrap book on her, which is why it was so fascinating for me a few years later in hollywood to meet her at mgm in the make-up room. and that she was so sweet, because she was showing pictures of her children to everybody. and she was very baudy. i think that's something a lot of people didn't know about her, she liked a salty turn of phrase, but then us english actresses did that. >> you shared a fall of husbands. you have 13 between you. >> that's true. and in fact the last time i got a divorce, she sent me a note and said i'm still ahead by three. i said, don't worry, liz, i'm going to catch up. i didn't call her liz, i always called her elizabeth. she didn't like being called liz. i think people had a huge amount of respect for her, the thing that was so amazing about her, most women really liked her. she was a gal's gal, you know? like carol just said, she was so one of the girls, and people -- men just fell all over thems
against the citizens who are trying to take the square. can you give us a sense of how many people are taking on these government troops there in the two fights that you describe in the east and western part of the city? >> well, i could not give you any count, but they were all over the square. and after they were defeated from the square they had to move their vehicles behind they came in on, the personnel vehicles for the personnel. they left behind, they had to walk the streets to retreat. and a lot of them got killed, and a lot of them captured, and some of them, you know, ran away. but the city is under control, and we anticipate that gadhafi's troops are going to try it again. but hopefully will not happen. because there's a lot of casualties, and we don't want that. we just want them to leave. >> exactly. you describe how many you have seen as far as the casualty count goes. we know that this city has been rocked for awhile now, because it is so close to tripoli, within about 25 miles or so, or 48 kilometers west of the libyan capital. so no idea, really, if it's hundreds o
and everybody -- all my friends, all of us at school, we all wanted to look like her. we all wanted to have the big eyebrows, and we all wanted to have the black hair and the beauty mark, and she was phenomenal, and i kept a scrapbook on her, which is why it was so fascinating for me a few years later in hollywood to actually meet her at mgm in the makeup room, and she was so sweet because she -- she was showing pictures of her children to everybody, and she was very bawdy. you know, i think that's something that a lot of people didn't know about her. she liked a salty turn of phrase, but then us english actresses always did do that. >> and apart from great acting, you also shared, of course, a penchant for men and husbands. joan, i hope you don't mind me saying that. you have 13 between you. >> oh, that's true, and, in fact, the last time that i got a divorce, she sent me a note, and she said, "i'm still ahead by three." i said -- i sent one back saying, "don't worry, liz. i'm going to catch up." and, liz -- i actually didn't call her liz. i always called her elizabeth because she didn't l
't you allowed to talk about it? no? >> i just think it would be -- it wouldn't be right for any of us to comment about it. i think it's -- >> don't be ridiculous! >> i'm not being ridiculous. >> it's the biggest story in town. >> not to us. we haven't talked about it not once. >> none of you talked about charlie sheen? >> we have not spoken about him on the show not once. >> because he's a cbs star. >> is he? >> who? >> who? >> who? >> sharon's famous for going who? >> you have talked about him. we have on "america's got talent" last week. you start. >> i look at it from a mother. if that was my son -- >> yeah. >> that was my husband. i know the damage that that behavior does to a family. so i'm sad for his family. because i know the feeling that goes with that. i mean, listen. i wasn't around such extreme cases as that but i just look at it from a mother thinking, my god, that's my son or that's my -- >> your kids have been through some rough stuff. >> nothing like that. >> with ozzy, hair raising stuff. >> yeah. i know how it feels to love someone like that and the sadness and the d
270,000 dinners to date. every one of this year's cnn heros are chosen from people you tell us about. so to nominate someone you know who is making a big difference, go to cnn heroes.com. that does it for this >>> tonight, hollywood's farewell to elizabeth taylor. inside the star's exclusive sendoff. only her very closest friends and family were at the funeral. and tonight, i'll talk to two of them. the best man from one of elizabeth's eight weddings and friends who are royalty. >>> and an exclusive interview with matthew mcconaughey, surfer dude, an actor who's romanced some of the most glamorous women on screen and off. tonight things you don't know about matthew mcconaughey. this is "piers morgan tonight." >>> good evening, elizabeth taylor did everything her way and her final farewell was no different. the star gave instructions she was to be fashionably late to her own funeral, exactly 15 minutes to be precise. and she was laid to rest near her good friend, michael jackson. the one-hour service included a poetry reading by actor colin farrell. also among the mourners, vict
movie. to us it was the timelessness of the movie. a lot of people said this movie or that movie is more -- younger, hipper, cooler, socially relevant. you have to say the timelessness, a classic movie, you know, conquers all. that was what we wanted to get across. and just getting people to watch it. >> how big a part was it to use the stars of the film? they came on this show and they were -- great advertise. for the film. how important is it to get your front people out there selling that movie? >> it's -- important to get it -- a movie connected to an audience, and it's important in an oscar campaign. the thing you have to remember on movies like "the king's speech" or "black swan" or "social network," these are not the movies audiences are rushing to see like they want to see "batman" or "ironman." those are the kids driving the box office in great movies. these are adult movies. adults have a lot to do. they're watching the crisis, they're watching the news, they're watching their kids. to get an adult audience motivated, you've got to use all the firepower and create all the excit
quarter of a four-quarter game. >> of course, but at the end the president is moving us through a difficult period. we'll hear from him monday. i can't wait. will, thank you for being here. folks, thank you for watching, have a great weekend. "piers morgan tonight" starts right now. >>> tonight, hollywood's farewell to elizabeth taylor. inside the star's exclusive sendoff. only her very closest friends and family were at the funeral. and tonight, i'll talk to two of them. the best man from one of libya's eight weddings -- elizabeth's eight weddings and friends who are royalty. >>> and an exclusive interview with matthew mcconaughey, surfer dude, an actor who's romanced some of the most glamorous women on screen and off. tonight things you don't know about matthew mcconaughey. this is "piers morgan tonight." >>> good evening, elizabeth taylor did everything her way and her final farewell was no different. the star gave instructions she was to be fashionably late to her own funeral, exactly 15 minutes to be precise. and she was laid to rest near her good friend, michael jackson. t
the more that people like you who have this incredible platform to come from who are -- i don't want to use the word enabling but sort of egging him on, tickling that little funny bone that says, yeah, yeah, this is -- hey, i've got dna and i feel like people love to watch a circus, right? it's not funny anymore. >> no, here's the thing, i would take part of that. here's the problem. charlie sheen is not just some degenerate guy we picked off the street. >> of course, he isn't. >> let's remind what we're dealing with. he is currently until last week the highest paid -- >> no, no, he's an addict. who gives a crap about how much he's paid or how famous he is. >> let me make a point. there are two strands to the charlie sheen story. he is an addict according to you. he denies that. i can see the evidence is pretty compelling. he might be but he also is of hugely successful actor. the top of his game. >> not anymore. he's not at the top of his game. >> until he was fired. >> but there are two sides to the charlie sheen story. he is a legitimate news story. certainly a guy to be interviewing. >>
bureau chief. you haven't got a hat but -- >> i haven't got the hat. >> give us some idea of the powers you would have -- i'll show a clip from the movie. give you time to gather earth-changing thoughts. >> who the hell are you guys? >> we are the people who make sure things happen according to plan. my name's richardson. >> oh. >> that is the moment in the movie when you realize life mariners not going to be -- life's not going to be quite the same again. >> that's when the character sees behind the curtain and realizes that the idea that phillip came up with was that fate is, you know, is this group of people basically. and their job is to keep us all on the path we're meant to be on, predetermined path. so what the movie's about is it's my character and emily blunt's character fall in love. and -- we're not in the -- it's not in the plan book for us to be together. so eventually we decide to kind of fight the -- >> it's where humanity can overcome the will of even this cyber-robotic force, dominating your lives. you can -- you can get through with the power of human spirit. >> the qu
are as american as the -- >> you keep using the word rights, we're going to have to have a whole conversation about that. >> thanks so much for you watching tonight "in the arena." piers morgan has the first live television interview with charlie sheen. and that interview starts right now. >>> the headlines after the radio call-ins, after the meltdown. tonight, charlie sheen gives his first live television interview to me. everyone in hollywood's asking the same thing, what is he thinking? now charlie sheen tells me in his own words, no holds barred. this is a live edition of "piers morgan tonight." >>> and this was a scene just a few minutes ago. my special guest charlie sheen arrived here at cnn headquarters in los angeles. and charlie sheen is here with me now. charlie, why are you here? >> the vast audience is giving you a standing ovation. >> thank you. thank you for having me, by the way. yeah, you're awesome. >> what do you want to achieve but this interview? >> i think you should tell a little of the back story of how we met. >> we met in early '90s at the launch of planet hollywood t
.com. thanks for tuning in. catch us next sunday at our normal time slot, 10:00 p.m. eastern and pacific. >>> after the headlines, after the radio call-ins, after the meltdown, tonight charlie sheen gives his first live television interview to me. everyone in hollywood is asking the same thing. >> are you unthe what is he thinking? >> i'm a winner. their lives looks like they're ruled by losers. just to put it in black and white terms. i don't want their live and they want mine. they want to criticize the hell eight of it. you know? >> now charlie sheen tells me. in his own words. no holds barred. this is "piers morgan tonight." much 4. charlie sheen is here. charlie, why are you here? the vast audience has given you a standing ovation. >> thank you for having me, by the way. it's really a pleasure. you're awesome. >> what do you want to achieve with this interview. >> tell the back story about how we first met. >> we met in the early '90s and it was in aspen, colorado. you were at the launch of planet hollywood there and you did me a big favor. everyone was trying to get an interview wi
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